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Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, March 22, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on March 22, 2018, 09:45:54 AM »
Back from vacation! 

We had such a great time!  The baseball was good.  And Disney was Disney - a total blast!  The weather was pleasant.  Cold for Florida really, but such an upgrade from Michigan!  In the 70's during the day, but quite cold in the mornings (40's & 50's) and in the evenings (upper 50's).  We wore jeans most of the time.  Such a long drive there and back, but worth every mile. (somewhere near 3000 miles roundtrip!)

We got home Sunday night after stopping in South Bend for a double header.  Monday morning I had to report for jury duty.  :P  I only had to stay in the holding tank until around 10:30 am, and then we were all released.  The way jury service is set up in our county, that means that I am done for the week.  And won't have to serve again for 12 months. 

Trying to get back to some kind of schedule around here.  Getting post vacation laundry under control.  Getting groceries.  Preparing for our visitors this weekend.  Son and daughter in law will be flying in on Saturday.  Hoping the airports in VA aren't affected by the latest storm that has hit the NE.  They will be here from Saturday through Wednesday.  Looking forward to spending time with them!  So, I need to clean the areas we will be using while they are here.  The spare bedroom, upstairs bath, and then of course the living/dining room and kitchen.  Just trying to get a handle on it all.

This morning I needed to go get some lab work done.  Just a blood draw for my yearly physical coming up in a couple weeks.  Went today so I didn't have to worry about it while son & dil are here.  Of course, I passed out, so it took longer than it should have.  :-[ 
I usually have that reaction, but I hadn't really been feeling any anxiety about going, so I thought I would be fine.  Not so much.  They were so kind about it, and took good care of me.  Graham crackers and orange juice included.  So, I survived and am on with my day!

Stopped at the $ store to pick up a few goodies for Easter "baskets". Not doing a big to-do, just small tins with a couple candies and a gift card for each of them.  It adds up fast when doing 6.  Will get the gift cards when I go do my shop for groceries.  Need to make a list for that.

Put in an order for vitamins.  I buy from Puritan's Pride.  They are having a buy 1 get 2 free on their brand items.  What I get from them is their brand, so I did an order for all of the ones we use.  Saved a ton of money, and we should be good for quite some time.  I'm glad
 I won't have to worry about that for a while.  Seems like running out comes up on me fast, and usually when I don't have room in my budget to re-order!

Lindsay: I am so sorry to hear about your Father in Law.  Hope you are finding some level of peace.  It is so hard when it is unexpected. Hope your kids are handling it okay.  It must be so sad for them.  Maybe you could plant a tree or bush in your yard as a reminder of him and to honor him. 

Hope everyone else is doing well.  Seems like there was a lull in activity here.  Hope to hear from more of you today!  Is anyone getting hit by the latest storms?  We are cold here, but sunny and no snow, so I will take it!!  Just anxious for Spring to really arrive!! 

Looking forward to hearing what all of you are up to!!
Managing a Household / Thursday, March 22, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on March 22, 2018, 09:22:30 AM »
HI Ladies!!

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Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
« Last post by Cheryl on March 21, 2018, 10:30:30 AM »
Good to hear from you, Lindsay.  I am sorry to hear about your FIL passing.   :'(

What washer did you get?  It's so irritating when appliances break down, especially new ones.  Things just aren't built to last any more.  My washer is a Whirlpool Cabrio and I am counting the days until I can get a new one.  I liked this one at first, but not now.  I wish we'd never bought it.

Emily will finish up her school work after we eat lunch.  I'll work on cleaning up the kitchen.  The rest of the house is in pretty good shape, so I get off easy with today's cleaning.  I have a load of laundry on the line I need to bring in and put away.  We will be having leftovers for supper.  Emily and Tony will eat the leftover spaghetti and I will just have a salad.   
Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
« Last post by Rooney on March 21, 2018, 10:12:45 AM »
Hi Cheryl.  I am still here.  Don't know where everyone else is.  I think Pam may be on vacation still or something.  Not much going on here.  This month has just kind of been a whirlwind.  We lost my FIL very unexpectedly 2 weeks ago today.  He was a big part of our life, so the mood has been pretty somber around here lately. 

I was sitting here waiting for hubby to call and say he was on his way out to meet the washer repairman (my brand new washer already has a problem  :P), but I just called him and he said they got the days mixed up.  Oh well.  Other than that just the rest of the school day to finish and figure out supper.  After I get supper started, it is workout time.  I have been steadily on a 6 day a week workout schedule since October.  I really look forward to it every day.  It has made winter more enjoyable than it usually is.  Doesn't mean I'm not really ready for springtime temps though. ;) 

Maybe others will stop by and chat a bit later.


Managing a Household / Wednesday, March 21, 2018
« Last post by Cheryl on March 21, 2018, 07:31:04 AM »
Good morning! 

Surely someone besides me is checking in.  Pam?  Alice?  Lindsay?  Catherine?  Bobbie?  Linda?  Anyone!?  :)

Managing a Household / Tuesday, March 20, 2018
« Last post by Cheryl on March 20, 2018, 08:25:28 AM »
Good morning, ladies!  I sure hope you are all doing ok.  It's been a while since anyone has checked in. 

We had a some rough weather last night, tornado warnings, large hail, lots of rain and lightning.  My oldest daughter and her 2 children came over and we spent several hours in the storm shelter.  I am so glad we had that installed last spring because I hate the anxiety I used to feel whenever we'd go under tornado warnings.  It's just good to have a safe place to ride out the storm. 

I'm moving a little slowly this morning.  I can't do late nights at my age.  :)  I have had my morning coffee, fed the animals, cleaned up the kitchen a little, washed a load of laundry, and dug around in the big freezer for something to fix tonight. 

Well, I heard my washer so I need to get the laundry on the line.  I really hope you will check in with an update.  I would love to hear from you!
Managing a Household / Re: Monday, March 5, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on March 04, 2018, 05:05:07 PM »
Ok. So I am posting this early.  Not sure I can make it on tomorrow. 

Probably won't be on for a couple weeks.  We are leaving early Wednesday morning for Florida.  I have an absolute ton to do before then, so I am unsure of any computer time.

I sure hope somebody pops in to let us know what you are up to and how you are doing.
I see that there can be anywhere from 15 to 30 views of threads.  And then there are 1-5 responses.  Hoping some of you who are viewing say hi more often!  You are missed!

My to do list for the next 2 days is extensive.  Will be a challenge to get it all done. 

Should have done more today, but was distracted by son's games on the internet.  Wasn't video, just pitch by pitch notations.  So, I could tell who was hitting, who was pitching, what the count and score was.  After losing 10 games in a row, (the last one that my son gave up the winning hit  :-[), they FINALLY won their first game!!  It will be something to hold on to on their way to Florida.  I'm sure they were getting really frustrated and down.

Guess I had better knock off a couple things on my list before settling down for the night.  Hope Monday finds you well, and checking in here!

Managing a Household / Monday, March 5, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on March 04, 2018, 04:56:17 PM »
Hi Anyone............. anyone??????
Managing a Household / Thursday, March 1, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on March 01, 2018, 08:52:09 AM »
Hello Ladies!

Welcome to March!
Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on February 28, 2018, 11:55:55 AM »
Hi to anyone who looks in today.   Realized that I never got in yesterday.  Just a lot going on.  Nothing exciting, just a bit of a to do list that I actually tried to accomplish.

The usual things like dishwasher, making dinner, blah blah blah.  But also unusual things as well.  Went for a 3 mile walk.  The weather was gorgeous yesterday.  It is today too.  With a storm and possible snow starting tomorrow night.   >:(

Anyway - I walked on my own yesterday.  I need to be more proactive in doing that.  I knew that hubs would be buried in work, finishing up a huge project.  Usually, I would just think, "well, I guess I'm not going to get a walk in".  No idea why my mind naturally thinks that way.  I totally can turn some music on in my earbuds, and walk alone.  I went to the biking/walking trail, and did 3 miles.  It felt so good to soak in some sunshine!  The other unusual thing I did yesterday, was to vacuum and wash my car.  It was driving me crazy with all the gunk and junk on the carpets and mats.  It was good to get it cleaned out in prep for our upcoming trip.

Today was my usual weight watchers meeting.  Then my friend and I walked the bike trail.  Another nice day.  Not as blue of a sky, but sun is out, and about 55*.  Crazy warm for this time of year for us.  I enjoyed every minute of our walk.  We grabbed lunch, and then I ran to the dollar store.  My college girlfriends are doing brunch this weekend.  Of the 10 of us, 7 of us live in this general area, and one is on the other side of the state.  Two live out of state in the South.  Right now, 5 of us are meeting for brunch.  Could end up being less.  We have one who is notorious for saying she will come, and then canceling at the last minute.  So, who knows.  We are doing a kind of "shower" for one of the gals who is becoming a Grandma in March.  It will be a surprise, so it will be fun.

I am taking one Disney park per day and doing research for our trip.  Today is Epcot.  I'm really just making a list of the hours on the day we are going, times of parades and fireworks/events, rides we might want to do, and places we might want to eat.  Yesterday I worked on Animal Kingdom.  It has been interesting.  I just want some general info, and then we can just go with what we feel like doing at the time.  Hoping to make it as stress free and easy going as possible.  I need to work on that next.

So, I just got a text from my chiropractor confirming my appointment tomorrow.  Wow, I had totally forgot about that!  LOL!  Glad they do those text reminders!  I have it on the calendar, but when I did my daily to do list for the week, I totally forgot to add that.  I had considered postponing it until we got back, but I think I will stick with it, and then, if I feel like I need an adjustment when we get back, I will just call and make another appointment. 

Guess that is about it for my past couple of days.  Would love to hear how any and all of you are doing.  Do you have warmer than normal temps?  Colder than normal?  Just wondering what kind of day you are experiencing!
Talk to me!  It's no fun talking to myself!  (Although, I do entertain myself most days!  ;D)

Have a great afternoon!
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